After several years working in different communications and marketing capacities, I found my way into public relations. I was an organizational communications major in college and didn’t have any formal public relations education, but was confident I could apply my experiences to a new field.
A principal at a local firm gave me a chance by hiring me to be a part of her small but high-functioning team. Under her tutelage, I became well versed in public relations, and decided that the field was indeed the direction in which I wanted to grow my career. After a few years at the firm and now at a nonprofit organization, my thoughts turned toward pursuing my master’s. At this point in my career, I realized that earning my APR would be the better option.